The Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) is devoted to the development and dissemination of research, as well as the integration of empirical, theoretical, and clinical knowledge in psychotherapy. A highlight of the SPR annual meeting is the presidential address, wherein the president delivers what many view as the most important presentation of their career. In Visions of Psychotherapy, Bernhard Strauss, Jacques Barber, and Louis Castonguay, three recent past presidents, compile the preceding 20 presidential addresses from SPR into a single volume. Then, the living presidents (19 of the 20) comment on how the visions they described in their addresses have developed over time.

chapter |10 pages


Forty Years of Research and Relationships: A Personal Perspective on the Past, Present, and Future of SPR 1

chapter 2|12 pages

Narration and Observation in Psychotherapy Research

Reporting on a 20-Year-Long Journey from Qualitative Case Reports to Quantitative Studies on the Psychoanalytic Process 1 (1992)

chapter 6|16 pages

Dreams and Therapy (1997)

chapter 9|15 pages

Consensus in Psychotherapy Research and Practice

Where Have All the Findings Gone? (2000)

chapter 12|22 pages

Psychotherapy Research and Neurobiology (2003) 1

Challenge, Chance, or Enrichment?

chapter 14|14 pages

The Person of the Therapist (2005)

chapter 17|23 pages

Resonating Minds

A School-Independent Theoretical Conception and its Empirical Application to Psychotherapeutic Processes (2008)

chapter 19|18 pages

Leaving “Splendid Isolation”

Why Psychotherapy Trainees and Researchers Should Communicate with Each Other (Unpublished) 1

chapter 20|17 pages

Psychotherapy, Psychopathology, Research, and Practice

Pathways of Connections and Integration (2011)